Dubai is one of the most populous cities in the UAE. It is located on the country’s northern coastline. Abu Dhabi is located on the south-east coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirates, one of the richest city of the seven emirates that make up the country. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only cities in the country that are more popular and contribute to the power over vital matters of national importance in UAE’s legislature.

Dubai is known as a business hub and a global city of the Middle East. Dubai has also become a major transport hub for cargo and passengers. Abu Dhabi is the city that is drowning in oil wealth and contributes a huge two-third part of the country’s economy. The two cities are known to be quirky and strange but it also makes for the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.

For a historical tour Abu Dhabi will be apt for you. Here are 5 reasons why these cities are awesome even if they are strange.

Burj Al Arab

Dubai’s most iconic symbol is a hotel that is built in the likeness of a sail-boat. The unique sail boat shaped structure has become more than just a stunning hotel. This structure becomes worth talking about when you visit the hotel in person and experience the hospitality and service within the place that makes Burj Al Arab extraordinary. Voted as the world’s most luxurious hotel, repeatedly, this wonderful destination offers you the best experiences and services throughout your visit. The hotel has 202 luxurious duplex suited, five swimming pools, a private beach, a Talise spa, nine restaurants and bars along with other amenities. The hotel is perfect for family and friends with views of the Arabian Gulf throughout.

Skiing in the Mall

The ski resort, Ski Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates, which is located in the UAE, is infamous for skiing and snowboarding. The place has 1.5 kilometre of slopes available for both snowboarding and skiing. There are two lifts that transport the guests in and out of the resort. Ski Dubai is the world’s largest snow park and a fun for all ages. This incredible winter wonder land has a replica of indoor mountain, including world’s first black run, indoor. The coolest residents of the Snow Park are however, the penguins that make an appearance to roam around in the snow several times a day.

Get Gold from a Vending Machine

A crazy but beautiful vending machine, the “Gold to go” machine dispenses gold bars if you want to. The novelty ATM allows you to purchase anything from 2.5 gram 24 karat gold coin to more sizeable gold bar. A computer has been built inside the machine to update the prices of gold, every 10 minutes to reflect the fluctuations in the market. The first gold plated vending machine in Abu Dhabi, dispenses 320 items made of gold.

Get Gold in your Cappuccino

If you have limited time to spend at the Emirates Palace, spend some time enjoying the world-class Palace Cappuccino, which is sprinkled with real 24 karat gold flakes, making it an epitome of delicacy and indulgence at the Emirates Palace. The finest ingredients are used to create the signature cappuccino, with a superior blend of coffee and gold flakes to give you a taste of royalty, making it a once in a lifetime kind of experience for you. On your tour Abu Dhabi, will never disappoint you with this cappuccino.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The world’s first ever Ferrari themed amusement park is constructed on the artificial Yas island, in Abu Dhabi. The place is as large as seven football grounds pitched together and you can spot the theme park from a distance due to its red structure. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has the fastest rollercoaster ride in the world, which reaches a top speed of 240 km/h and the ride ends in flat 4.9 minutes. There are numerous rides for kids and adults alike to enjoy and have a fun time at the amusement park. You can try out different cuisines in the restaurants in the premises of the park. You can even shop for clothes and other products in the store at the park.